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Jesus, our best-beloved friend

Jesus, our best beloved Friend

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 71 hymnals

Representative Text

Jesus, our best-beloved friend,
Draw out our souls in pure desire,
Jesus, in love to us descend,
Baptize us with thy Spirit's fire.

On thy Redeeming name we call,
Poor and unworthy though we be:
Pardon and sanctify us all;
Let each thy full salvation see.

Our souls and bodies we resign,
To fear and follow thy commands;
O take our hearts--our hearts are thine,
Accept the service of our hands.

Firm, faithful, watching unto prayer,
May we Thy blessed will obey;
Toil in Thy vineyard here, and bear
The heat and burden of the day.

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Yet, Lord, for us a resting-place,
In heaven at thy right hand prepare;
And till we see Thee face to face,
Be all our conversation there.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, our best beloved Friend
Title: Jesus, our best-beloved friend
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d241

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A Selection of Hymns #156

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #888

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d99

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d444

Chapel Hymns #d284

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Chapel Melodies #218

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #428

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Church Psalmist #802

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Church Psalmist #802

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Church Psalmody #401

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Common Praise #418

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d371

Free Methodist Hymnal #d313

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #561

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #561

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #417

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #417

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #541

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #566

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #566

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #620

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Hymns for Christian Melody #312

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #941

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #571

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Hymns of Christian Endeavor #111

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Hymns of Worship #421

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New Hymn and Tune book #165b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #165b

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #931

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H283

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Revival Hymns #69

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #83

Schools Lyrics #d109

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d200

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Social Hymn Book #231

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #304

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad547

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Songs for the Sanctuary #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #935

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #935

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #386

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Songs of the Church #1065

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d375

The Chapel Hymn Book #d192

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The Church Hymnary #448

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d440

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #926

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The College Hymnal #391

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The Heart and Voice #62b

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #468

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #418

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The New Laudes Domini #949

The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d121

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The Public School Hymnal #234

The Service of Praise #d158

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #284

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The Voice of Praise #600

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d278

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University Hymns #225

Village Hymns #d279

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #413

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #413

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #413

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d240

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Worship in Song #635

Worship in the School Room #d84

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Worship in the School Room #302

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